It’s official now. We’re facing a significantly limited supply of red noses this Halloween despite the soaring sales of clown masks and costumes.
Thanks to the recent creepy clown epidemic that has swept across the country, CLOWN BANS have been implemented in several towns, counties, school districts and seasonal festivals this Halloween. Some residents of clown-friendly neighborhoods are being proactive and plan on putting NO-CLOWN SIGNS on their property in order to deter murderers from invading their front porches on the evening of Halloween. Certain retailers, such as Target, have gone as far as pulling clown costumes off their shelves (after they successfully sold most of their clown-related merchandise).
Several school districts have decided to ban signs of Halloween all together while many educational institutions nationwide still allow their students to step out of character on All Hallows Eve. However, some costumes can be offensive by perpetuating racial, cultural, religious, and gender stereotypes, and students are reminded to choose carefully before dressing up and entering Halloween venues this year.
What to dress up as in times of Halloween bans?
In order to help students navigate through these difficult times, Students’ Union of a Canadian university brainstormed and declared which costumes are too offensive and NOT TO BE WORN this Halloween:
The list of banned Halloween costumes at Brock is comprehensive and includes:
- Sacred and ceremonial dresses such as Japanese Geishas or Thobes;
- Traditional or religious head dresses and accents including but not limited to: feathered war bonnets; African head ties; a hijab, a niqab or a burqa; turbans or a bindi;
- Day of the Dead make-up;
- Black face and full body black face;
- Anything containing the Confederate flag in any form;
- Attires that make fun of suicide or rape;
- A Caitlyn Jenner costume.
“What happens if a member of my group is denied entry based on their costume?
We’re working hard to spread the word on appropriate costumes here at Brock, but mistakes happen. In order to create an inclusive and diverse environment, some costumes may be denied. If a member of your party is denied entry because of their costume, they will be escorted to a space where they can change or remove the offending item. They will not lose their place in line during this process, and can enter Isaac’s once the costume has been deemed appropriate by team of Isaac’s Bar and Grill Management and Student Justice Centre Staff.”
The good news is that despite the forced agenda of embracing diversity, there are still plenty of unprotected groups to dress up as, and CREEPY CLOWNS are probably a fair game over at Brock as well. Unless the real creepy clown start feeling threatened.
In the midst of an active ongoing indoctrination, primary and secondary schools all over the country have stepped up their game of coddling the children’s minds as well.
As a result, these costumes may not be allowed at your child’s school Halloween parade:
- Jesus Christ;
- Geishas or squaws;
- Cowboys and Native Americans;
- Accessories resembling weapons or sharp objects;
- Sombreros and ponchos;
- Anything to do with cross-dressing;
- Any symbols of terror, including CLOWNS. (Not sure where that leaves Ronald McDonald…?)
Among the swordless pirates, karambitless ninjas, gunless cowboys, arrowless cupids and devils without their pitchforks, you may catch a glimpse of a sexy Snow White, skanky Little Bo Peep, slutty French maid, trampy superhero girl, an almost-nude peacock, a mad hatter in a skimpy skirt, or a leotard-size animal costume. Girls’ ordinary Halloween costumes have been sassified and sexified, and no safety protocol can stop this disturbing and creepy trend.
In times of ever increasing political correctness and somewhere underneath the noticeable push for a standardized world, there is no room for a Halloween attire error. The days of costume abuse have caught up with us, and the witch hunt for anything reinforcing harmful stereotypes around gender, culture, background, heritage, religion, mental health or AN OPINION has taken over our lives.
So if you were thinking about going as a Syrian refugee child with a beard this year – DON’T. Instead, go as Hillary Clinton and get away with anything.
Have fun, and watch out for CLOWNS this Halloween!!!!!